The Gnomon Workshop offers the most comprehensive set of Digital Production tutorials anywhere. The broad scope of the tutorials contained in this section range from foundational understanding of the software tools all the way to the professional application of these tools and concepts used by artists working in the film and game industries.
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The Gnomon Workshop offers professional training on most of the software applications used in today's digital pipelines. There are foundational titles to introduce users to the software and tools, as well as advanced production titles that discuss application tools and processes vital to the production of digital assets and media.
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This title is the first volume of an exclusive, long-awaited two-part series on Dave Dorman's illustration techniques. This lecture focuses on Dave Dorman creating preliminary art, the pencil art, for a dynamic science fiction painting. Dave discusses composition, light and shadow, figure drawing and the tricks to creating interesting and dramatic creatures. Dave shows how he develops and refines the image, and how to use eye lines to draw attention to certain areas of the art. He also shares his thoughts on painting in general and how good preliminary work makes the final art stronger and more dynamic.
Duration: 110 minutes
Format: HD 1280x720
Eisner Award-winning artist and Air Force brat Dave Dorman has lived and traveled around the world, which has noticeably influenced his diverse body of work. Dave attended St. Mary’s College in Maryland, and Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art before leaving to teach himself oil painting. Minus an instructor’s influence, Dorman experimented and adapted unorthodox, oft-imitated techniques, many of which he explains in his Gnomon Workshop DVDs. Dorman’s first big break was a cover for “Heavy Metal Magazine” in 1982. He followed that up with extensive work on Indiana Jones, Star Wars (fans voted him the #1 Star Wars Artist), Alien, Predator, AVP, Batman, Spiderman, G.I. Joe, Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft, King Kong, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and his own critically acclaimed project, The Wasted Lands.
"All I can say about Dave is WHOA! I have always admired Dave’s skills and technique and to finally have a peek at how he does his magic is something every aspiring artist should be thankful for and should treasure for years to come."
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Gnomon specializes in computer graphics education for careers in the entertainment industry.